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Time Zones

Philip George Zimbardo is a psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He specializes in researching “Time perspective”. It is the study of how individuals divide the flow of human experience into different time frames or time zones (referring to the past, present, and future). This usually occurs automatically and unconsciously but it varies…

Perception Of Time

If there was no time nothing that we can perceive would exist. Although our senses – sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste – work by utilizing specialized sensory receptors, there is no specific receptor for time. Yet we can obviously perceive it. However, our perception changes over time – no pun intended. “From infancy onwards…

Time – An Introduction

Who controls your time? Your life can only exist in time, therefore, is the controller of your time the controller of your life? How much of your time do YOU control?  Past, present and future. Do they really exist? It appears that the presents exists. You’re in it right now. As for the past and…

Meditation

There is a long list of scientific reasons to start meditating and we will briefly address them here (4.15).  Improves immune function Davidson, Richard J. PhD et al, conducted research aimed at exploring biological processes that are associated with changes in mental and physical health in response to meditation. The researchers measured brain activity before…

Memories And Happiness

Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics. His research indicates that our “experiencing selves” perceive happiness differently from our “remembering selves”. He tells the story (4.14) of a friend that was listening to a concert that ended with a screeching noise. The friend mentioned, with a lot of passion, that the…

Dealing With Difficult Situations

Sometimes maximizing your positive impact means minimizing your negative impact or the negative impact that something was somebody will have on you. Receiving bad news usually triggers a sequence of predictable events. After receiving the news we immediately start calculating numerous very bad possible future scenarios and consequences. Our mind takes control of our imagination…

Consciousness

Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist and neurobiologist and the David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California. He says (4.12) that if we didn’t have consciousness we wouldn’t know anything about the world, there would be no pain, no joy, etc. There would be no ability to love or to create. Over…

Fear

Is fear real or are we in fear of fear itself after all? Many people suffer from a fear of something that is preventing them from being what they want to be and constraining their potential impact. They have a fear of aiming high, fear of failure, a fear of being themselves and many others. …

How To Change

If you want to aim higher and achieve the higher goals you probably need to become a better version of yourself. Some aspects of life will simply have to change. Kelly McGonigal, PhD is a Stanford health psychologist talks and author of book “The WillPower Instinct”. She says (4.10) that a willpower challenge is anything…